• The Armstrong Lie (2013)

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Release Date: November 8th, 2013

DVD Release Date: February 11th, 2014

R|2 hr 2 min

Plot Summary
Filmmaker Alex Gibney chronicles Lance Armstrong's attempt to return to cycling, his admission of doping and subsequent fall from grace.

Cast: Alex Gibney, Lance Armstrong, Reed Albergotti, Daniel Coyle, Michele Ferrari, George Hincapie, Phil Liggett, Steve Madden

Director: Alex Gibney

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: Kennedy/Marshall, Matt Tolmach, Jigsaw Prods.

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  • A quite absorbing but never riveting or revelatory overview of Armstrong’s career and testy personality. show more

  • The Armstrong Lie wears thin before it's over; the wafer-thin nature of the cyclist's personality can't sustain a two-hour running time. show more

  • An idol had fallen, and Gibney and the superb director of photography Maryse Alberti were there to capture the descent, including a confessional interview in which Armstrong blames the corruption of the game far more than himself. The movie rambles at two-plus hours, but the provocation never stops. show more

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